Before war on iraq the people of iraq were under economic siege where no imported food, clothes , and many things. I remember the " dates candy " which was the chocolate of Iraqi children between 1991 till 2003 and there was few other types of chocolats made in iraq and few chocolates from Turkey that was expensive according to the size ( small one coast $0.4 while the salary of the officals was few dollars this was early 90s). I'm talking about most of people of Iraq ( normal working people )
I remember that mom was sewing and knitting us new beautiful clothes because all the clothes in the market were ugly and unproper. Families of Iraq learnt to make every thing at home including bread, clothes, glue, and people of Iraq were inventing new ways to lower spending money to minimum.
However before war on Iraq in 2003 life in Iraq was peaceful calm life no one kills or kidnaps anyone in the Day ! or even in night, no one dares to do this and there was no bombing no suicides.
to be continued on Iraqi people after war on Iraq 2003